Born on May 12, 1970, in Ponce, Puerto Rico from Spanish- Italian heritage. Parents, Dr. Jose Alfredo DeCastro y Flore de Maria Carlo, as great supporters of the arts, contribute to motivate with the recurrent visits to family in Spain and Europe that greatly inspired and impacted her young artistic mind. Since early age her inclinations persisted on rediscovering the classics and the great master’s ideals.
In 1992, began her most awaited journey to live in Florence, Italy, to solidify her skills from direct studies of the actual works of Michelangelo and Leonardo, Raphael to experience the lives of the masters. Until 1996 graduated from the Florence Academy of Art. Followed her masters in Sculpture at the New York Academy of Art.